The big stars in the world of women’s tennis did not show any weakness in the second round of the Australian Open. Neither Serena Williams, Ashleigh Barty, Petra Kvitova or Naomi Osaka had problems on their way to the third round of Melbourne.
Osaka vs Gauff Tennis Betting Tips
On the way to the round of 16, a real treat awaits tennis fans in the upper tableau. Defending champion Naomi Osaka meets Cori Gauff, the 15-year-old child prodigy from the USA!
An absolute cracker duel between two young players who own the future of tennis. Osaka has got stuck in the hearts of the fans with her sympathetic and shy manner, but the very young Gauff will also be able to look forward to a lot of support on the crowded court.
Osaka is certainly a step or two further than the American. Accordingly, only odds of 1.20 are offered between Naomi Osaka and Cori Gauff for the victory of the number four in the world.
Naomi Osaka – Statistics & current form
Current position in the world rankings: 4.
To be happy is more important to Naomi Osaka than to be successful! This statement can be best proven with the 22-year-old. Almost a year ago there was the surprising separation from the successful coach Sascha Bajin (with which Kerber also celebrated the greatest success). Osaka won the title at the US Open 2018 and Melbourne 2019 with him at her side and became number one in the world.
However, the Japanese woman was not happy and therefore took a new path. A decision that didn’t pay off in the short term. The rest of the season was slow for a long time before increasing again towards the end of the season. However, besides the square, Osaka is much more happy than it was a year ago. Her smile and the joy of the game is back and with the new coach Wim Fissette (he is also an ex-coach of Angelique Kerber) the return to the top is the big goal.
“She is a very intellectual player and person who knows exactly what she is doing. And I think that helps her stay cool at the crucial moments. She is super ambitious for her age. ” – Wim Fissette – coach
In order to be successful in the long term, Osaka also needs personal well-being and has finally found it again. In Brisbane, she was beaten by Karolina Pliskova in the semi-finals. The title is her big goal in Melbourne. To do this, however, Osaka has to find her serve again. In the second round game against Saisai Zhang, she did not hit a single ace and brought only 59% of the first serves on the field.
Such statistics can be fatal to a top player. In the duel between the two Asian women, Osaka was convincing as a return player, fixed no less than six breaks and thus still had a relaxed working day. Gauff, as far as she has her nerves under control, will be a more difficult task. Nevertheless, the tip for a 2-0 victory between Naomi Osaka and Cori Gauff has good chances of success.
Last matches by Naomi Osaka:
🎾 01/22/2020 – Osaka vs. Zheng 6-2, 6-4 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/20/2020 – Osaka vs. Bouzkova 6-2, 6-4 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/11/2020 – Pliskova vs. Osaka 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 (Brisbane)
🎾 01/10/2020 – Osaka vs. Bertens 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 (Brisbane)
🎾 01/09/2020 – Osaka vs. Kenin 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 (Brisbane)
Cori Gauff – Statistics & current form
Current position in the world rankings: 67.
While young men often take a long time to get into the big players’ concert, it has often been seen in women that players can keep up with the top at a very young age. It all started with a certain Martina Hingis, who later found herself among the world’s best. The American Cori “Coco” Gauff currently holds this role as a “child prodigy”.
At just 15, she amazed tennis fans last season and sensationally reached the round of 16 on the sacred lawn of Wimbledon after victories against her role model Venus Williams, Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog. The teenager celebrated the greatest success at the end of the season in Linz when she won the WTA tournament from her qualifications – at the tender age of 15! She is the youngest tournament winner since Nicola Vaidisova in 2004.
There was also a win against her idol down under when she forced Venus Williams to her knees again in the first round. In the second round game against Sorana Cirstea, she had a lot more trouble and was already out with one and a half legs. In the third round she was already 0: 3 and 0:30 before Gauff showed great comeback qualities and still won 7: 5.
“I think I will be more confident this time. I think I can beat anyone. I don’t know if this happens here. But that’s the mentality of the really big players that they don’t fear anyone. ” – Cori Gauff
This leads to another duel with Naomi Osaka. At the US Open, she seemed intimidated on the court and could not get her best tennis. Nervousness and fluctuations in performance are still completely normal at this age.
Despite her young age, Gauff is mentally extremely broad and has ambitious goals. In that sense, it is the complete opposite of the shy Osaka. Gauff has no problem making it clear to the outside world that she wants to be the greatest ever.
The teenager definitely has the potential and the quality for great victories. But the gap to the absolute top of the world cannot be dismissed out of hand. Although lucrative odds are offered between Naomi Osaka and Cori Gauff, we see no value in the victory market.
Last matches by Cori Gauff:
🎾 01/22/2020 – Gauff vs. Cirstea 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/20/2020 – Gauff vs. Williams 7-6, 6-3 (Australian Open)
🎾 09.01.2020 – Siegemund vs. Gauff 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 (Auckland)
🎾 01/06/2020 – Gauff vs. Kuzmova 6-3, 6-1 (Auckland)
Osaka vs Gauff – Head to Head Statistics
Head to head: 1-0
At the last Grand Slam tournament, the Japanese Naomi Osaka and teenager Cori Gauff from the USA faced each other in the third round. The game in the course of the US Open was like on a wrong track. The 15-year-old was completely overwhelmed and had to give up 3: 6 and 0: 6 and was unable to hold back the tears due to her own weak performance.
Naomi Osaka vs Cori Gauff Australian Open 2020 Tennis Betting Tips by PicksSoccer.com
The defending champion meets the child prodigy – the duel between Naomi Osaka and Cori Gauff is the top game in the third round of Melbourne 2020. Will the game be as clear as it was a few months ago at the US Open?
Doubts are quite justified, because Gauff played under their possibilities at the time. In addition, Osaka is currently particularly vulnerable to its service. Nevertheless, the prediction for number four in the world should ultimately be correct between Osaka and Gauff.
Key facts – Naomi Osaka vs Cori Gauff tips
⭐️ Only 59% of the first serves were against Zhang in the field
⭐️ At the US Open 2019 Osaka had no problems with Gauff (3: 6, 0: 6)
⭐️ Gauff showed great comeback qualities against Cirstea (0: 3 and 0:30 she was behind in set three)
How clear will this victory be? The bookmakers currently offer odds of 1.83 for a game handicap of +/- 5.5 between Naomi Osaka and Cori Gauff. With a clear 6: 4 and 6: 3 in favor of the favorite, the bet on the teenager would be correct.
Even though Gauff only booked three games in Flushing Meadows, this time we see very good chances that she will win with this game handicap. As a stake we do five units!
Competition: Australian Open WTA
Betting Predictions: Handicap: victory away +5.5
Stake: 5/10 units